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JAMB to commence verbal reasoning tests for DE applicants

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board announced on Monday that candidates for its Direct Entry examination would be subjected to cognitive and verbal reasoning tests starting from 2024.
 

The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, stated this during a virtual meeting with Commissioners of Education from the Federation’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
 

A special bulletin published by the Board on Monday, Dec. 11, quoted Oloyede to have said that, “As from 2024, JAMB will conduct Aptitude Test for all Direct Entry candidates to assess their academic potential or career suitability, as well as their mental or physical capacity.”
 

The JAMB boss noted that “It is an intelligent test that will measure the candidate’s current cognitive skills and will not be the usual subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Government, Physics, etc.”
 

The Registrar said that the aptitude test would include verbal, abstract, mechanical, and numerical reasoning, data checking, and work sampling.
 

The Registrar also informed the participants that “the Direct Entry registration will be restricted to only JAMB Offices nationwide.”
 

He noted that all DE applicants must supply the following information at the time of registration: Registration/Matriculation The number of previous schools where the qualification was acquired; Qualification subjects; The awarding institution; the institution attended; the year of graduation; and, if applicable, entrance letters.

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